These are 6 Easy Yellowstone Trails for Family Fun


Yellowstone National Park is a mesmerizing blend of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and wildlife, offering a true natural wonderland.

It's a fantastic spot for family-friendly trails, offering six of the best for easy and enjoyable adventures.

Marvel at the rainbow hues of the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, the US' largest. A short 1.2-mile hike to the overlook trail reveals its stunning beauty.

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring


Enjoy a scenic 5-mile walk through a lodgepole pine forest to Yellowstone’s tallest waterfall. Its spray creates a magical rainbow effect.

Fairy Falls Trail


Witness Yellowstone's impressive geysers like Old Faithful, Grand, and Giant on this flat 4.6-mile trail.

Upper Geyser Basin


Mammoth Terraces offers a 2.5-mile trail to explore the vibrant, ever-changing travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, a geological wonder.

Mammoth Terraces


Walk on a boardwalk to marvel at two of the world's largest and most colorful hot springs: Grand Prismatic and Excelsior, with a trail length of 0.8 miles.

Midway Geyser Basin Trail


Enjoy a scenic 1-mile walk through sagebrush meadows and forest to the lovely Wraith Falls, a 79-foot cascade on Lupine Creek.

Wraith Falls Trail


April-May & September-November for mild weather, fewer crowds, stunning beauty, and wildlife without traffic or long lines.

Best time to visit

Insider Tip #1

Water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, and a map for a comfortable and prepared adventure.

Essential things to bring

Insider Tip #2

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